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. >> on wednesday we didn't have that crowd. 9:00 a.m. on a wednesday. >>> the scandal grows. the head of scotland yard resigns on the same day london police arrest a star of rupert murdoch's media empire. >>> the new mystery surrounding casey anthony. where is she after walking out of jail now a free woman? >>> and sudden death. an exhilarating women's world cup decided on the final kick. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the growing fallout from great britain's newspaper phone hacking scandal gained new momentum today, claiming two major figures. including scotland yard's top cop. tonight the woman who until recently ran rupert murdoch's newspaper holdings in the uk is under arrest. and the head of the london police department has abruptly resigned amid questions over his department's pursuit of the case. all this being followed very closely in this country, which is home to some of the crown jewels of murdoch's now damaged media empire. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london tonight with late developments for us in the case. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good ev
intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have a suggestion that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and have no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. today, it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk, who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago that murdoch flew to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a meteoric rise at the company, becoming editor of "news of the world" when she was only 32. it was in 2002, with brooks at the paper's helm, that "news of the world" reporters allegedly hacked the phone of murdered teenager milly dowler. a case that shocked and infuriated this country. brooks denies an
resigned under intense pressure after it was revealed that scotland hired a former news of the world editor as a media consultant in 2009, the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have had heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. today it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk, who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago that murdoch flaw to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a meteoric rise at the company, becoming editor of news of the world when she was only 32. neil shon worked for another murdoch partner, the sun. he is now a news analyst. >> fantastic networking, and of course an ability to do the job. >> reporter: it was in 2002 with brooks at the pa
., but more could be in line. scotland yard has come under heat. sir paul steephenson answered questions. >> i have not acted inappropriately. >> reporter: police deny any wrongdoing after he received a free retreat in an expensive spa where neil wallace was a pr correspondent. wallace, arrested in the scandal. and "new york times" reports 11,000 pages of handwritten notes, naming 4,000 celebrities, politicians, sports stars, police officials and victims of crime, whose phones may have been hacked by the "news of the world," have sat in a police evidence room. now stars including david beckham and paul mccartney reportedly claim they are among these names. while british actor jude law has claimed his phone was hacked while in the u.s. legal experts say this opens the way to possible prosecution in the u.s. where the fbi is already investigating allegations of phone hacking family member of 9/11 victims. >> up until a few weeks ago this was just a british problem. but with the resignation of the publisher of "the wall street journal," you've seen no part of rupert murdoch's media empire appears
, celebrities, even murder victims. just this morning another top scotland yard official was forced to call it quits. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london with an update. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. that makes two high-level officials at scotland yard resigning in less than 24 hours amidst allegations they mishandled the accusations into phone hacking. the police chief himself and his deputy resigning. the casualties in this scandal just continue to pile up. london's top cop resigned under pressure after they hired a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denied any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace's phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: stevenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations,
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